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A dynamic and effective social impact advocate dedicated to the advancement of inclusive, just and sustainable urban development, affordable housing and just transition, Dr Rosenfeld has presented at over 100 conferences in over 30 countries.
She has energised, united, and galvanised a wide range of audiences to act in service of inclusive urban futures worldwide, from housing ministers and policymakers at the United Nations and European Parliament to US Senators in Washington, including private and institutional investors and real estate developers, mayors and city leaders, investment and development banks, university students, young leaders architects, and NGOs and more. Scroll down to discover more.  

CONFERENCES AND ORGANISATIONS ORNA SPOKE AT

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RECENT SPEECHES AND KEYNOTES

High Level Conference on Just Transition

High Level Conference on Just Transition

A just transition to clean energy and the phase-out of coal are at the heart of the efforts to minimize temperature rises globally. In Europe, the energycrisis caused by the war in Ukraine has made the need to provide vital support to regions and cities dependent on coal yet more urgent. Dr Rosenfeld was deeply honored to be invited by the Czech Presidency to the EU to present the global overview of the concept of Just Transition and review of the best global practices.

Smart Cities Expo: No Citizens Without an Affordable Home

Smart Cities Expo: No Citizens Without an Affordable Home

Dr Rosenfeld, a chair of the Living and Inclusion track at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, moderated a high-level panel including Tatiana Gallego Chief of Housing and Urban Development Division Inter-American Development Bank, USA; Rahul Kapoor Director Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India; Pablo Javkin Mayor of Rosario, Argentina; Arno Bonte Deputy Mayor of Helmond, the Netherlands and Alejandra Robledo Social Capital, Constructora Bolivar, Colombia.

Affordable Housing Activation AHA Conference by UIA

Affordable Housing Activation AHA Conference by UIA

What are the policy barriers to affordable housing provision? Dr Rosenfeld discussed at the Affordable Housing Activation Conference organised by the International Union of Architects in Barcelona. Dr Joan Clos, former UN Under-Secretary-General, and Executive Director of UN-Habitat chaired the session.

Smart City Expo: Mitigating Energy Poverty through Affordable Cities

Smart City Expo: Mitigating Energy Poverty through Affordable Cities

Smart City Expo World Congress is the world's leading event for cities. Dr Rosenfeld was invited as a chair of the Living and Inclusion track and moderated a session on Mitigating Energy poverty with Irene Skoula Director, Energy and Buildings C40 Cities and Camille Viros Economist / Policy Analyst, Urban Policies and Reviews OECD as speakers.

Keynote Re-Building Europe

Keynote Re-Building Europe

Orna Rosenfeld delivered the keynote for the start of the Drees & Sommer initiative Re-Building Europe. She gave an overview on the evolving concepts and aspirations in city development. She highlighted the unforeseen challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic and the importance collaboration and co-creation play in addressing them.

Urban Future Global Conference

Urban Future Global Conference

COVID-19 has revealed the importance of access to decent, affordable housing for all. At the Urban Future Global Conference, Dr Rosenfeld shared insights from her recent research on the topic.

MIPIM world's largest real estate event

MIPIM world's largest real estate event

The first MIPIM confernce after the COVID-19 pandemic included focus on changing trends and social impact of real estate. Dr Orna Rosenfeld was invited to moderate a high level panel on affordable housing including representatives of Gecina, City of Barcelona and UK Government.

INTBAU Architecture Challenge

INTBAU Architecture Challenge

Key housing trends and challenges reviewed by Dr Rosenfeld at the INTBAU Architecture Challenge, Homes, Shelters, Houses, Housing session.

Housing at the Portuguese Presidency to the EU

Housing at the Portuguese Presidency to the EU

Dr Rosenfeld discussed the future of housing at the Conference organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union along with Kim van Sparrentak| Member of the European Parliament, Paula Marques | Portuguese Municipal Housing Association and Sorcha Edwards | Housing Europe.

Housing 2020 : The virtual festival

Housing 2020 : The virtual festival

Dr Rosenfeld discussed the future of